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Kawai ES8 Digital Piano

£1,329.00

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Price includes X frame stand, piano stool and headphones.

Portable piano perfection – whatever the venue or occasion.

Featuring the class-leading Responsive Hammer III keyboard action and superior Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology with the latest Shigeru Kawai piano samples, the impressive ES8 delivers the concert grand playing experience in a stylish, portable package – any time, anywhere.

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Our quick enquiry form takes less than 30 seconds to complete. Once we receive it, Mark, Oliver or David will be in touch within a few minutes.

What our experts think

”Its predecessor the ES7 is a favourite of mine, I play one myself at home so I was excited to play the ES8 when it was launched and it truly is a superior instrument. It is a very versatile digital piano and is perfect for home, studio, school, stage and place of worship. What I like best about the ES8 is the power and depth in the speakers especially in the bass end, for a portable piano I’ve not heard anything which comes close to the sound of this instrument.”

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We deliver to anywhere in the United Kingdom

A Kawai UK Ltd 5 year warranty comes with this piano

OUR DELIVERY SERVICE OPTIONS

COLLECTION – Quite simply you collect it from our store. Over the years many of our customers have found it more convenient to collect their digital piano from us because it is more suitable and works better around their busy schedules. It will then require unboxing and assembling. Instructions are included.
COURIER – Whether you live local or far away we can arrange to have your digital piano delivered over night by an efficient courier service. The digital piano will be delivered to your door the next working day. It will then require unboxing and assembling. Instructions are included.

‘Responsive Hammer III’ weighted-key action, with Ivory Touch key surfaces and Let-off simulation

The new Responsive Hammer III (RHIII) action recreates the distinctive touch of an acoustic grand piano, with its realistic movement and accurate 3-sensor technology providing a smooth, natural, and highly responsive piano playing experience. The weight of the keyboard is appropriately graded to mirror the heavier bass hammers and lighter treble hammers of an acoustic piano, while structural reinforcements within the action assembly ensure greater stability during fortissimo and staccato passages. The ES8 digital piano also features Kawai’s Ivory Touch key surfaces that gently absorb finger moisture to assist the player’s performance, while, let-off simulation recreates the subtle ‘notch’ sensation felt when softly playing the keys of a grand piano, satisfying the expectations of the most discerning pianists.

Shigeru Kawai SK-EX, SK-5, and Kawai EX instruments reproduced with Harmonic Imaging XL sound technology

The ES8 digital piano captures the rich, expressive sound of the Kawai SK-EX, SK-5, and EX grand pianos, with all 88 keys of these exceptional instruments meticulously recorded, analysed and faithfully reproduced using Harmonic Imaging™ XL sound technology. This unique process accurately recreates the broad dynamic range of the original grand pianos, affording pianists an extraordinary level of expressiveness ranging from the softest pianissimo to the strongest, boldest fortissimo. The instrument’s built-in Virtual Technician feature allows various characteristics of these acoustic piano sounds to be shaped at the touch of a button, with settings to adjust string and damper resonance, in addition to subtle hammer, damper, and key release noises. This personalised piano sound is further enhanced with atmospheric reverberation effects, delivering a rich, vibrant piano tone with breathtaking realism and authenticity.

Strong selection of additional instrument sounds

Supplementing the realistic acoustic piano voices, the ES8 digital piano also features a strong selection of additional instrument sounds, ranging from electric pianos and drawbar and church organs, to string, choir, and mallet instruments, inviting musicians to add greater variety to their performances. Furthermore, the Dual playing mode also allows two different sounds, such as grand piano and strings, to be layered together, while the Split and Four Hands modes divide the keyboard into two independent sections. The volume balances for each playing mode can also be adjusted quickly and easily using the real-time panel controls.

Professional accompaniment styles

Featuring a variety of styles ranging from pop and rock ballads, to jazz-funk, dance, and latin flavours, the Rhythm Section function of the ES8 digital piano provides solo performers with professionally arranged backing accompaniment at the touch of a button. In addition, the 100 preset chord progressions and One Finger Ad-lib™ solo phrases allow musicians to breathe life into their repertoire, while maintaining control over each performance.

USB to Device functionality, with MP3/WAV file recording and playback

The ES8 digital piano is equipped with USB connectors that not only allow the instrument to be connected to a computer for MIDI use, but also to load and save data to USB memory devices directly. This USB to Device feature allows registration memories and songs recorded and stored in internal memory to be saved to USB for posterity, or standard MIDI files (SMF) downloaded from the internet to be conveniently played back without additional hardware. USB memory devices can also be used to play back MP3 or WAV audio files, allowing musicians to learn the chords or melody for a new piece, or to simply play along with their favourite songs. It is even possible to save performances as MP3 or WAV files for emailing to friends and family, listening to on a smartphone, or for further editing using an audio workstation.

Wide range of connectivity options

The ES8 digital piano features a variety of standard connectivity options, with Line-level output jacks that allow the instrument to be enjoyed in larger settings such as churches and schools. Standard MIDI and USB to Host connectors ensure flexibility when using computers and other electronic instruments, while the Line-in stereo jack provides a convenient method of mixing in audio from a laptop, tablet, or other digital device.

Optional Accessories

The beautiful HM-4 Design Kit makes the ES8 a stylish digital piano. It contains the stand and the acrylic music rack.
In addition this set can be expanded by the 3 pedal unit F-301.


SPECIFICATIONS

Keyboard ・ Responsive Hammer III action
– 88 keys
– Grade-weighted hammers
– Ivory Touch white key surfaces
– Let-off simulation
– Triple sensor key detection
– Counterweights
Pedal ・ F-10H pedal unit
– Damper (with half-pedal support)
Piano Sound ・ Harmonic Imaging XL (HI-XL)
– 88-key stereo sampling
– SK-EX, SK-5, EX recording
– 256 note maximum polyphony
Piano Resonance – Damper Resonance
– String Resonance
Piano Adjustment ・Virtual Technician (17 parameters)
– Touch Curve (incl. User Touch Curve)
– Voicing (incl. 88-key User Voicing)
– Damper Resonance
– Damper Noise
– String Resonance
– Key-off Effect
– Fall-back Noise
– Hammer Delay
– Topboard Simulation
– Decay Time
– Minimum Touch
– Stretch Tuning (incl. 88-key User Tuning)
– Temperament (incl. User Temperament)
– Temperament Key
– Key Volume (incl. 88-key User Key Volume)
– Half-Pedal Adjust
– Soft Pedal Depth
No. of Sounds 34 voices
Reverb 6 types
Brilliance
Other Effects 11 types + 4 combination effects + amp simulator
Speakers (8 x 12) cm x 2
Output Power 30 W (15 W × 2)
Headphone Enhancements
Display 2 x 16 characters LCD
Key Cover
Music Rest Detachable type (included)
Dimensions Width 136.5 cm
Depth 36.5 cm
Height 15 cm (not including music rest)
Weight 22.5 kg
Available Finishes Gloss Black (ES8B)
Snow White (ES8W)
Basic Functions Dual
Split
Four Hands
Transpose
Tuning
Registration
Startup Setting
Internal Songs Sound Demo 29 songs
Piano Music
Concert Magic
Lesson Songs
Internal Recorder Total Memory approximately 90,000 notes
No. of Songs 10 songs
Parts 2 parts
Metronome Time Signatures 1/4, 2/4, 3/4, 4/4, 5/4, 3/8, 6/8, 7/8, 9/8, 12/8
Drum Rhythms ・ Rhythm Section
– 100 styles (x 2 variations)
– 4-part accompaniment select
– 100 preset chord sequences
– Chord mode: Full Keyboard, 1 Finger, Preset
– ‘On Bass’ chord detection
Bluetooth *
USB Audio Recorder Record/Playback MP3
WAV
Other Functions
App Functions Virtual Technician app (iPad)
Connector Jacks Headphone 2 x 1/4″ Stereo jacks
MIDI MIDI IN, MIDI OUT
Line Out 1/4″ L/MONO, R [unbalanced]
Line In 1/8″ Stereo [unbalanced]
USB to Host
USB to Device
Others Damper/Soft (for F-20)
Damper (for F-10H)
Speakers on/off switch
Power Consumption 35 W
Power Power cable
AC adaptor
Bench
Headphones
Sheet Music
Others Warranty Card *
Owner’s Manual
Music Rest
F-10H damper pedal (with half-pedal support)

You’re never too far away!

Remember we supply pianos in Yorkshire and Nationwide… frequently delivering to Leeds, Bradford, York, Harrogate, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Doncaster, Sheffield, Scarborough, Bridlington & Hull.

If you cannot visit, call us. We can mail order your digital piano anywhere in the U.K.

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Our quick enquiry form takes less than 30 seconds to complete. Once we receive it, Mark, Oliver or David will be in touch within a few minutes.